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CHARITABLE DENTAL SERVICES PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

Effective February 23, 2006, dentists holding a retired status Texas Dental License may practice dentistry if the practice consists solely of volunteer charity care.  Voluntary charity care is defined as the direct provision of dental services to indigent or critical need populations within the State of Texas, without monetary compensation.  All requirements for participating in this program are clearly outlined in both Rule 101.7 and the Charitable Dental Services Application for Authority (downloadable below).

TEXAS STATUTE

A dentist holding a retired status Texas Dental License may perform an activity regulated under the Texas Occupations Code (Dental Practice Act), Title 3, Chapter 256, Subchapter C, Section 256.102 – Retired Status, if the dentist’s practice consists only of voluntary charity care, as defined by Board rule. 

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SBDE RULES AND REGULATIONS

Complete here to review the SBDE Rule 101.7(c) – Retired License Status. This rule outlines the Charitable Dental Services Program.


APPLICATION AND ANNUAL RENEWAL PROCESS

      Application Process

Please complete and return the program application (downloadable below).  You will be sent a letter of authority that will allow you to offer charitable dental services in Texas through the current calendar year.

Renewing your Authority to Practice Beyond the Current Calendar Year

Please be advised that should you wish to continue practicing under this, you must reapply every year you wish to do so. You will be sent a renewal opportunity early in December.


 

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Charitable Dental Services Application for Authority
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FEES

There are no fees for applying to participate in this program.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND CPR CERTIFICATION

To practice a dentist must complete six hours of technical and scientific continuing education annually and maintain a current certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Please click here to review SBDE Rule 104.2 for more information.


CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Dentists who participate in the Charitable Dental Services Program are not permitted to prescribe or administer controlled substances under Drug Enforcement Administration Schedules I or II.

 

WRITTEN AGREEMENT  FOR SERVICES

Dentists who participate in this program must execute a written agreement with the facility where they offer services that will allow right of access to all dental records of patients they treat under this section.

 

PRIOR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Dentists who have ever been the subject of disciplinary action in any state or jurisdiction must attach to their application copies of all legal disposition documents.



CONTACT THE SBDE WITH QUESTIONS

Please contact the Licensing Division with any questions you may have relative to this program at:  (512) 463-6400. 

 

 
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